Director: Zeshawn Ali Run Time: 86 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2020
Co-presented by Cinema Eye Honors
Two Gods is a feature documentary film about a Muslim casket maker and ritual body washer in Newark, NJ who takes two young men under his wing to teach them how to live better lives.
Hanif is a Muslim casket maker and ritual body washer in Newark, New Jersey He mentors two kids — Furquan, a confident 12 year old who comes from a rough home, and Naz, a 17 year old who has been fighting through his own struggles as a young black man growing up in Newark. Hardship comes when Furquan’s home life becomes more turbulent, Naz gets caught up in a serious arrest, and Hanif fears he has failed as a mentor and begins to fall into a downward spiral. During each of their darkest moments, they take what they’ve learned from their pasts and from each other to pull through. Through faith, brotherhood and redemption, they find their purpose.
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